There are many great and relatively unknown places in Spain. This summer we’ll provide some tips on some less common attractions.
Here’s a tip about a very beautiful place that is almost only known by locals, “El Charco Azul de Jubrique”.
The place is a landmark for locals since ancient times, and is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the Sierra Bermeja in the Serrania de Ronda. It is a beautiful lagoon with crystal clear water, as its name suggests, and the water falls enters the lagoon through two waterfalls. It is located in Arroyo El Quejigo which is a tributary of the Rio Almarchal which in turn is a tributary of the more famous Rio Genal. Everything is surrounded by high cliffs and dense pine forest with ferns in abundance.
It is a perfect destination for those warm spring and summer days, relatively easy accessible and with the possibility for a cooling swim in the clean water. The easiest way to get there is to take the road from Jubrique Estepona. After about 7 km there is a trail to the right in an area known as “Puerto del Estercal”. The road runs through the area’s typical chestnut wood that eventually becomes pine forest – see the map below.